Apr 28, 2017

How To Fix Android Kitkat Apps Not Been Able To Access Memory Card

Most Android KitKat phones can't write to the external SD Card and this restricts the user from storing enough files, here is the ultimate fix to that problem.
That moment you buy a new phone and feeling so excited that you would use your last money to buy a memory card from the nearest accessory store.
Your memory card shows on your phone and you could access your photos from your gallery app, play your music with your built in music app and even browse your files with the file manager that came installed on your phone. Then the pain suddenly comes when you one day discover that 3rd party apps that weren't built into your device are not being able to write to your SD Card even though they detect that you have it inserted.

This is what most early android phone users experienced on their devices and sadly enough many people using devices that still run on Android 4.x.x KitKat still experience this every day.
This isn't easily fixable because it was programmed into OS, many have tried different methods to get it fixed but to no avail.

Today you shall Smile because Contechsblog has got the final solution to that problem and even by using this fix you would be able to install apps as much as your memory card can carry and not your internal storage, sounds cool right? You're yet to experience better things.

Not to delay you or maybe even confuse you, I would start by listing out the requirements to perform this fix.


√ Your Android KitKat Device

√ An Original SD Card

Download Xposed Installer App

Download KitKat SD Card Full Access Module for Xposed
Note that both of the apps you would need to download would cost you just 1megabyte of data.

Steps to Fix;
√ Open the installed Xposed Installer app and click on "Framework" and then on "Install/Update", Xposed framework should install in just some few seconds then you click on Reboot Now.

√ When your phone is fully rebooted, go to the directory where you stored the Xposed module you downloaded and click on it to install, after installation a notification from Xposed should pop up notifying you of an installed module that is not yet activated.
You would see and option to activate it, now you should click on it to activate and it would once again ask you if you wish to reboot your device to complete the activation of the module, make sure you accept by clicking Reboot.

√ Once your device reboots you would discover that your memory card can now be accessed by 3rd party apps hereby allowing you to store files on it.
The amazing thing is that your phone would now see your memory card as the Internal storage while the inbuilt storage becomes the external, don't panic cause you would still be able to write to both directories.

The reason why the module makes your memory card the internal storage is to trick your device into storing applications on it, giving your phone enough App Storage capacity.

I hope this has helped someone out there, You might be of the thought that this information is no longer needed at this time when everyone is running on android versions of either 6.0 Marshmallow or the latest 7.0 Nougat, even at worst it would be 5.0 Lollipop but i truly know that lots of people out there are still running on Android KitKat and they still love the way it works, no wonder Airtel made the decision of putting it as one of the requirements of becoming a Smart Agent.

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